The Bill & Melinda Gates
Gates 100 million with 25 million conditional to a matching from a new donor donor- hoping to reach 140 million from the foundation
We appreciate Norway’s initial pledge of 35 million. Hope we can reach 140 million
Thank you to Netherlands for pledging 12 million, hoping to reach 40 million
Much appreciation to Canada for their initial pledge of 80 million. We would aim to reach 200 million.
Our appreciation goes to the Anonymous donor for committing 75 million to help countries harness more financing, improve services, and reclaim women, children, and adolescents’ health gains – helping them achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as well as universal health coverage.
Could this be you?
You can close the gap created by COVID-19 and advance the progress on the health of women, children and adolescents. Urgent investment in The GFF is needed and we are counting on you so that we can reach this target and save lives.
Thank you for your continued commitment to creating a healthier life for us all. The COVID-19 pandemic is outpacing the efforts to achieve health equity in Africa. This strain on our health system not only impacts the COVID-19 patients but also threatens the gains made over time, particularly for women, children, and adolescents. Numerous positive health-related outcomes have been achieved with the help of the Global Financing Facility (GFF) – a global partnership committed to ensuring success for women, children, and adolescents.
The ongoing pandemic may reverse these successes. In 36 GFF countries, coverage of life-saving interventions for women, children, and adolescents has declined by 25% since COVID-19 began. A USD, 1.2 billion funding gap will exacerbate losses unless the GFF can close it. On the other hand, the GFF can save five million lives by 2025 if adequately funded. As a result of these funds, the essential services will be preserved and strengthened, and secondary health impacts on women, children, and adolescents will be addressed.
The only way for this vision to be realised is through a collaborative, global effort. The shortfall in GFF funding of USD 1.2 billion should be met by the end of 2021.
Could this be you?
We look forward to engaging with you further to explore your pledge. Together, we can change these outcomes for Africa and the world. Can we count on your contribution to meet this target?
About the GFF We Want
The GFF We Want (GFFWW) Campaign aims to leverage the knowledge and capacity of the civil society coalitions working on the GFF to capture lessons learned, identify best practices and strengthen cross- learning by leveraging key relationships and moments including the GFF Resource Mobilization Campaign to drive country level work and global commitments to mobilize resources and ensure the success of the GFF. The GFF We Want is implementing GFF resource mobilization activities as detailed below;
The GFF We Want will launched a regional consultation with GFF implementing countries to capture challenges, gaps and lessons learned and identify take-aways to help elevate the voice of civil society (through – messaging/socially media/etc) and support advocacy in implementing recommendations as part of the GFF resource mobilization. The regional consultations have been implemented through online/virtual consultations to identify take-aways and recommendations for the GFF Resource Mobilization and policy asks. The findings and recommendations have been packaged into briefing and communications materials which will be shared with different donors and stakeholders.
16 countries were selected to participate in the regional consultation as follows; Ethiopia, Malawi, Senegal, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Côte D’ivoire, Liberia, Zambia, Rwanda and Cameroon
The GFF We Want is documenting three (3) case studies in Tanzania, Zambia and Côte d’Ivoire which will provide a synthesis of the lessons which have been learned by CSO partners through the GFF country process and engagement in both the global level and the national level investment case process. These case studies will highlight what has been achieved in terms of additional resources, the impact this is having (where evidence is available), where things have worked well and where they have not in terms of CSO participation, and further potential for using the GFF process to increase investment in health and nutrition. A deeper set of recommendations for Civil society, country governments, private sector, members of the Investors Group and the GFF itself will be identified.
Social media engagement
The wall of fame